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Floxif encompasses a category of trojan viruses that specifically target Windows executable and DLL files. Following infection, Floxif enables the compromised files to conduct surveillance on the device and act as a gateway for additional malware. Notably, in 2017, Floxif gained infamy for being bundled with authentic versions of the CCleaner utility, as hackers introduced the malware into CCleaner's development environment.
Floxif, also known as Trojan.Floxif, Win32/Floxif, or Trojan.Floxif.AppFIsh, represents a category of trojan viruses specifically designed to manipulate Windows executable and DLL files. Upon infection, Floxif modifies these files, allowing unauthorized surveillance of the device and creating a gateway for additional malware, such as ransomware or other malicious software.
In 2017, Floxif gained notoriety for being bundled with legitimate versions of the CCleaner utility, where hackers introduced the malware into CCleaner's development environment.
The damage potential of Floxif is extensive, encompassing the theft of credentials, keylogging, device takeover, pilfering of crypto wallet funds, camera hijacking, data theft, opening backdoors for other malware, disabling antivirus and firewall software, and displaying fraudulent ads.
The symptoms of a Floxif infection include unusual system behavior, unexpected pop-ups or advertisements, changes in browser settings without user intervention, increased outbound network traffic, unauthorized access to sensitive files, disabling of antivirus and firewall protection, and suspicious activity in system logs or monitoring tools.
Floxif primarily targets Windows platforms, and its variants include Win32/Floxif.H, Win32.Floxif.A, Win32.Floxif.B, Win32.Floxif.C, Virus.Win32.FLOXIF.D, Win32/Floxif.E, and others.
The sources of Floxif infections range from compromised software installers and updates, exploitation of software vulnerabilities, malicious email attachments or links leading to drive-by downloads, compromised websites hosting exploit kits, social engineering techniques, infected removable media, network-based attacks, to compromised supply chains.
If you suspect a Floxif infection, immediate action is crucial. Isolate the infected system, perform a thorough malware scan using Gridinsoft Anti-Malware, remove identified instances of Floxif, change passwords to prevent credential theft, and update and patch affected software and the operating system.
Preventing Floxif infections involves keeping the operating system and software up to date with security patches, using Gridinsoft Anti-Malware with real-time protection, avoiding downloads from untrusted sources, backing up important data regularly, and exercising caution when clicking on links or downloading email attachments, especially from unknown sources.
If you suspect that your system is infected with Floxif, take immediate action:
To prevent Floxif infections, follow these security measures: